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Beer & Beaver Tales

GROF Product Review: Echo OHS Fly Rods

October 25, 2016

I had the opportunity recently to get my hands on the new Echo OHS (That’s ‘One handed spey’) and am convinced that this is a very innovative and fresh idea for Great Lakes steelhead.  While rods in the 10′ to 10’6″ range are not new, this 10’4″ OHS and its action, the brainchild of  Tim […]

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GROF Product Review: The Sage X

September 6, 2016

Sage has done it again with the recently introduced X.  The latest in Sage’s line up promises to be a winner and may be the best fly rod they have ever produced.  Now this is just one anglers review but the X is a completely different feel from anything that Sage has done in a long […]

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Trout Reels

July 1, 2015

It has been said of trout reels that they are merely a devise to store fly lines.  If that were the case we could all get by nicely with a stripping basket on our hips instead of one of the many models of light reels available in our Shop.  Although trout reels are seldom pushed to […]

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Grand River Outfitting Product Review: Redington Classic Trout Rods.

May 31, 2015

There seems to be bit of a resurrection of vintage actions in the fly rod world which adds to the idea that much of the industry has gone full circle.  If you look at just about any magazine article in any current publication, much of it is the same stuff that many of us did […]

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Who gives a damn about half of an X??? 

March 24, 2015

An independent  gear review by Nick “Cool Breeze” Groves  When the Trouthunter tippets and leaders arrived at Grand River Outfitting & Fly Shop, I have to admit that I was pretty excited. After all, I am a gear weenie, and I love new product. I did however cringe when I saw the price tag of […]

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